LG 49SM8200PLA Review and Specs
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LG 49SM8200PLA (UK version)

SCORE:
90

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LCD Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • NanoCell Color
  • Wide Viewing Angle
  • Quad Core Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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LG 49SM8200PLA Overview

LG 49SM8200PLA was introduced in 2019. It has a LCD screen with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and 50 Hz/60 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible. It supports HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG. Its powerful Quad Core Processor picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160).

We give LG 49SM8200PLA TV 90 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
87
VIDEO FEATURES
93
AUDIO FEATURES
86
OTHER FEATURES
96
CONNECTIVITY
95
FORMAT SUPPORT
85
OVERALL
90

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of LG 49SM8200PLA.

PROS
High Resolution ๐Ÿ‘
Wide Viewing Angle ๐Ÿ‘
Color Depth ๐Ÿ‘
HDR10 ๐Ÿ‘
Dolby Vision ๐Ÿ‘
HLG ๐Ÿ‘
2K HFR ๐Ÿ‘
DTS Digital Surround ๐Ÿ‘
AI Sound ๐Ÿ‘
Bluetooth Audio Playback ๐Ÿ‘
Wi-Fi ๐Ÿ‘
Wi-Fi Direct ๐Ÿ‘
Bluetooth ๐Ÿ‘
Does Not Work with Alexa ๐Ÿ‘
CONS
LED Type ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Full-Array Local Dimming ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No HDR10+ ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No IMAX Enhanced ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No AMD Freesyncโ„ข ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No NVidia G-Sync ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No 4K HFR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No VRR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Dolby Atmos ๐Ÿ‘Ž

Major Changes from its predecessor

An indirect predecessor of 2019 SM82 series can be considered a 2018 SK81 series. In this section we show major changes from the predecessor.

UPGRADES LG 49SM8200PLA LG 49SK8100PLA
2K HFR โœ” โœ–

DOWNGRADES LG 49SM8200PLA LG 49SK8100PLA
Advanced HDR by Technicolorยฎ โœ– โœ”
Less Powerful Picture Processor Quad Core Processor ฮฑ7 Intelligent Processor
Dolby Atmos โœ– โœ”

For this comparison we chose 49" version of the predecessor - model 49SK8100PLA. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit LG 49SM8200PLA vs LG 49SK8100PLA where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

Selected Features

IPS Panel

LG 49SM8200PLA has an in-plane switching (IPS) panel which is not commonly used in LCD TVs as they suffer from light leakage which lead to the lower contrast and poor HDR experience. However, this type of panel can provide better viewing angle and color accuracy compared to the VA panel.


Nano Cell Technology

LG Nano Cell technology uses particles to absorb unwanted light wavelengths and enhance the purity of the red and green colors displayed on the screen. In addition, they create subtler, more accurate colors that stay true, even at wide viewing angles. So, even if the whole family is gathered around the TV, everyone has the best seat in the house, whether theyโ€™re front and center, or across the room and off to the side.

Detailed Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for LG 49SM8200PLA.

BASICS
BrandLG
CountryUK
Series 2SM82
Model49SM8200PLA
Release Year2019
Size49"
Smart TVโœ”
DISPLAY
Actual Size (Diagonal)48.5"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate50 Hz/60 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Display TypeLCD
LCD TechNologyNanoCell
Panel TypeIPS
Backlight TypeLED
LED TypeEdge LED
Backlight DimmingLocal Dimming
ColorNanoCell Color
Viewing AngleWide Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth8 bits + FRC
Color Depth1.07 Billion
Minimum Response Time5 ms
Picture Quality Index2300
VIDEO
3D Capabilityโœ–
HDR10โœ”
HDR10+โœ–
Dolby Visionโœ”
Dolby Vision IQโœ–
HLGโœ”
Advanced HDR by Technicolorยฎโœ–
IMAX Enhancedโœ–
4K HDR4K Active HDR
HDR Effectโœ”
Technicolor Expert Modeโœ–
AMD Freesyncโ„ขโœ–
NVidia G-Syncโœ–
4K HFRโœ–
2K HFRโœ”
VRRโœ–
HGIG Compatibilityโœ–
Picture ProcessorQuad Core Processor
Upscaling4K Upscaler
Frame Interploation TechniqueTruMotion 100
Frame Interpolation Frequency100 Hz
Filmmaker Modeโœ–
Auto Low Latency Modeโœ–
Depth Enhancementโœ–
AI Pictureโœ–
Auto Genre Selectionโœ–
Face Enhancingโœ–
Image Enhancingโœ–
Color Enhancerโœ” Advanced Color Enhancer
Noise Reductionโœ” NR
Deep Learning AI Pictureโœ–
AI Brightnessโœ–
True Color Accuracyโœ”
Ultra Luminanceโœ”
Sharpnessโœ–
Dynamic Tone MappingDynamic Tone Mapping
AUDIO
Speaker Channels2.0 Channel
Speaker TypeDown Firing
Speaker Power Rating20W
Dolby Atmosโœ–
DTS Digital Surroundโœ” DTS-HD
Simultaneous Audio Outputโœ”
AI Soundโœ”
Surround ModeDTS Virtual:X / ULTRA Surround
Clear VoiceClear Voice III
Sound TuningOne Touch Sound Tuning
WiSA Readyโœ–
Bluetooth Audio Playbackโœ”
LG Sound Syncโœ”
Smart Speaker Compatibleโœ”
LG Smart Speakerโœ”
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet Inputโœ”
Wi-Fiโœ”
Wi-Fi Directโœ”
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi ProtocolIEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n
Bluetoothโœ”
Bluetooth Version5.0
Mobile Connectivityโœ”
Apple Airplayโœ” Airplay 2
LG TV Plus Appโœ”
Smart ThinQ Appโœ”
Chromecastโœ–
Google Homeโœ”
Virtual Assistantโœ” Google Assistant
Works with Alexaโœ” 19.5 MR
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.0b
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)โœ” HDMI 2
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CECโœ” SIMPLINK
USB Inputs2
USB 3.0 Portsโœ–
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs2
Component Inputs1 via A/V 3.5mm Jack
Composite Inputs1 via A/V 3.5mm Jack
RCA Audio Outputsโœ–
3.5mm headphone Audio Outputโœ”
Optical Audio Outputโœ”
RS-232C Remoteโœ–
DLNAโœ”
OTHER
CPU Cores4
GPU Cores2
RAM2 GB
Storage8 GB
Operating SystemwebOS
Internet Browserโœ”
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)โœ” 8 days
Parental Control (V-Chip)โœ”
Application Storeโœ” LG Content Store
Teletextโœ” Flof
Teletext Page2000 page
Closed Captionsโœ” Subtitle
PVR Functionโœ”
On-Screen Display Languages36
LG AI ThinQยฎโœ”
Speech to Textโœ”
LG Voice Searchโœ”
Amazon Echo Compatibleโœ”
AI UXโœ”
AI Homeโœ”
AI RecommendationDefault: off
Intelligent Editโœ”
Home Dashboardโœ”
Auto Device Detectionโœ”
Apple HomePodโœ”
Voice Recognitionโœ” Intelligent Voice Recognition
Magic LinkDefault: off
Audio Guidance (Text To Speech)โœ”
Gallery Modeโœ–
Multi-viewโœ–
DIALโœ”
Music Playerโœ”
360 VRโœ”
Mobile TV Onโœ”
Wi-Fi TV Onโœ”
Bluetooth Low Energy Onโœ”
Instant Game Responseโœ” ALLM
Live Plus (ACR-based Bilateral Service)โœ” with Samba TV App
Hotel Modeโœ”
Screen Shareโœ”
Digital Recordingโœ”
Time Shiftโœ”
Watch & Recordโœ–
Auto Calibrationโœ–
Time Machine (DVR)โœ”
Analog DVRโœ”
HEVCโœ”
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPPโœ”
AV1โœ–
AVIโœ”
ASFโœ–
DivXโœ”
Flash Videoโœ”
H.263โœ”
H.264โœ”
H.265โœ”
MKVโœ”
M2TSโœ”
MP4โœ”
MPEG-4โœ”
QuickTimeโœ”
RealVideoโœ–
TSโœ”
VC-1โœ”
VP7โœ–
VP8โœ–
VP9โœ”
VOBโœ–
VROโœ–
WebMโœ–
WMVโœ–
Xvidโœ–
AUDIO FORMATS
AACโœ”
AC4โœ–
AIFFโœ–
ALACโœ–
APEโœ–
aptXโœ”
eAAC+โœ–
EAC3โœ–
FLACโœ”
HE-AACโœ”
LPCMโœ”
M4Aโœ–
MIDIโœ–
MP2โœ–
MP3โœ”
OGGโœ”
RealAudioโœ”
WMAโœ”
WAVโœ–
IMAGE FORMATS
BMPโœ–
GIFโœ–
JPEGโœ”
JPSโœ”
MPOโœ”
PNGโœ–
TUNER
Digital Tunerโœ” 1
SAT Tunerโœ”
Analog TunerPAL/SECAM, B/G, D/K, I, SECAM L
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemDVB-T/T2
Digital Cable TV SystemDVB-C
Digital SAT TV SystemDVB-S/S2
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC
CI+CI+ 1.4
GENERAL
Energy EfficiencyA
Power SupplyAC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1096 mm x 640 mm x 63.6 mm
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1096 mm x 710 mm x 263.1 mm
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1192 mm x 810 mm x 162 mm
One Connect Boxโœ–
VESA Wall Mountโœ”
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)200 mm x 200 mm
Weight Without Stand14.0 kg
Weight With Stand15.5 kg
Weight of Package (Gross)18.4 kg
ACCESSORIES
RemoteMagic Remote Control - AN-MR19
Universal Control Capability for remoteโœ”
Magic Remote Control Compatibleโœ”

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